Chard Farm Finla Mor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

May 3, 2021By Yvonne

Chard Farm Finla Mor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $42 Clearly the gods were happy with the Chard Farmers because they’ve given them a blessed vintage in 2019. Sourcing fruit for the Finla Mor from fruit grown in the deep schist soils of Lowburn and Parkburn subregions of Cromwell, the vineyards are hand harvested in … Read More

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

April 29, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $45 This bolshy, bold, Bannockburn Pinot Noir is rockin’ and ready for action. A touch rough around the edges, medicinal, peppery, roast cherry and rhubarb-induced astringency and herbaceousness. There’s a hefty whack of spice, a slightly feral, funky texture and it’s very much a puppy that needs time … Read More

Tankersley Estate Central Otago Rosé 2019

April 26, 2021By Yvonne

Tankersley Estate Central Otago Rosé 2019 $19 Richard Tankersley’s tiny Central Otago estate has just appeared on our radar. Grown in his little pozzie (is that the right way to spell ‘pozzie’? – who knows) in the nooks and crannies of the mighty Pisa Range up on the Cromwell-Wanaka Road. Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, … Read More

Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2014

April 26, 2021By Yvonne

Hawkes Ridge Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2014 $25 Doug Haines has just released this wine after giving it six sleepy years in the cellar. It’s developed a very savoury, developed nature, moving on from any primary fruit it may have once had. Taking on an earthy hue and an even earthier flavour profile, this pinot … Read More

Junction Possession Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018

April 26, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Possession Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018 $29 Crafted by Leith Ashworth, one of the most talented winemakers to ever come from ex-All Black stock, this cranberry and pomegranate-packed pinot noir has freshness and an individual style all of it’s own. They don’t hand out silver medals at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards … Read More

Rockburn The Art Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

April 21, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn The Art Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 It’s hard to think of a more appropriate name for this supremely scented wine. It’s art. It really is. Creating a wine so multilayered and complex it could be a Jackson Pollock painting in a bottle. Pomegranate, raspberry, cherry, redcurrant and tamarillo combine with black tea, … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018

April 20, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $52 So exotic and saucy on the nose, it could be the liquid equivalent of a Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj co-ferment (Google them, you’ll understand) Perfumed with rain on moss, old tree trunks, sweet black tea and wild cherry – and the flavours on … Read More

Kalex Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

April 15, 2021By Yvonne

Kalex Alex K Five Boroughs Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $19.99 Back in 2004, New York natives the Beastie Boys released their monster hip-hop album To the 5 Boroughs in praise of their city.  Eleven years later, Kalex releases its first Five Boroughs pinot in homage to the five sub-regions of Central Otago they source … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $29 Matched with: Moroccan Lamb Meatball Pockets Annabel Langbein CANVAS in http://www.nzherald.co.nz on Sat April 10th 2021 The super-approachable Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 ($29) hails from vines growing in Moutere clay soils near the sun-soaked Tasman Village.  Saturated with spices, wild cherry, and sarsaparilla, it has oodles of earthy tones and … Read More

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

March 31, 2021By Yvonne

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $22.99 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere Valley, this bright shiny new pinot has buckets of raspberry and rhubarb and cherry charm on the nose and palate. Not too spicy or complex, just juicy and easy and refreshing – which is exactly what you should hope to … Read More